A general strategy for synthesizing FePt nanowires and nanorods

Chao Wang, Yanglong Hou, Jaemin Kim, Shouheng Sun

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(Figure Presented) Length made to order: Controlled reduction of [Pt(acac)2] and decomposition of [Fe(CO)5] in a mixture of oleylamine and octadecene leads to the facile synthesis of FePt nanowires and nanorods with diameters of 2-3 nm (see TEM image). The length of the hanowires/nanorods is tunable from greater than 200 nm down to 20 nm by simply controlling the volume ratio of oleylamine and octadecene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6333-6335
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
StatePublished - Sep 3 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal growth
  • Magnetic properties
  • Nanostructures
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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